When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. This is why professional duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at Halverson Brothers Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Halverson Brothers Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Menomonie and western Wisconsin or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Halverson Brothers Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-352-4052.

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